Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Consistent with the July 24, 2020 extension of the Governor’s “Safe Start Phased Reopening” plan, the Washington Attorney General’s Office will authorize and acknowledge original service of process of a Summons and Complaint by e-mail only at the following address:  serviceATG@atg.wa.gov.  This authorization applies only to suits against the State of Washington, its state agencies and state officials in their official capacities.  The AGO does not otherwise agree to waive original service of process for individually named defendants and the AGO does not hereby waive service on its client agencies when service is required by statute. Documents received after 5:00 p.m. on any business day will be deemed received the following business day.   

DO NOT USE THIS EMAIL ADDRESS FOR DELIVERY OF ANY OTHER FILING RELATED TO ONGOING LITIGATION OR FOR GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE AGO.  For delivery of any other filing (except the original Summons and Complaint) related to ongoing litigation, contact the assigned AAG,   For consumer complaints, constituent contacts or requests for public records, consult the AGO website at www.atg.wa.gov. This waiver is effective until further notice.

This notice may be amended or updated as circumstances require.